Steve Moyer is associate editor of humanities magazine.
The zither, commonly found in southern Germany and other parts of alpine Europe, produces the “oompahs” so typical of German folk music.
A segmented miner’s lunch pail from the nineteenth century was, above all, practical, with stacking compartments for stews, pie, cobbler, as well as a cup on top for coffee, which was heated over a ca
The book gives way to the download, and solitary reading transforms into virtual conversations.
An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.
Histories of bicycle racing often give in to hagiography, but historian Christopher S.
From Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science, Renée Bergland’s NEH-supported biography of one of America’s first professional astronomers.
Shouldn’t these tiny travelers be beaming?
The Bloomsbury group broke ties with Victorian ideals and reimagined British art.
Laurent Verdin Sr. of Crooked Bayou Blue spent a lifetime carving the birds of his native Louisiana. Most of the thousands he made were functional duck decoys for hunters.
When Charles Willson Peale painted former enslaved African American and Georgetown resident Yarrow Mamout in 1819, he was interested in his storied longevity.
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